Document Type

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Scope and Content Note

This collection includes 29 journals of poetry and notes, and a folder of personal information about Callaway.

Biographical Note

Dawn Leslie Callaway (she also went by 'Lori J. Lee' and 'Rebel Yell') hitchhiked and lived on the streets most of her life. She published "Hitchhiker's Dream" in 1992, a verse record of her travels through the South under her pen name 'Rebel Yell.' Callaway connected with the Aspen Grove Christian Church (Franklin, TN) where the members helped her secure a job and find a place to live. Her journals provide insight into topics including women's issues, poverty, justice, and homelesness.

Donor Note

Clinton J. Holloway


There are 29 journals of notes and poetry followed by one folder of personal information.

Content List

Box 1
29 journals of notes and poetry
1 folder of personal information



Extent of Collection

1 linear foot (1 box)

Manuscript Number

Center for Restoration Studies Manuscript #459

Physical Location

Center for Restoration Studies

Use Restrictions

Open to researchers. Contact Abilene Christian University Special Collections and Archives to make an appointment.

Processing Status


Finding Aid created by

Brady Cox


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